Join Minnesota Energy Resources and law enforcement across Minnesota as we team up to protect customers from con artists.

Today, Oct. 20, police and sheriff’s departments across the state are joining Minnesota Energy Resources and sharing the warning signs of utility scams on social media. The goal is to flood newsfeeds with this important safety information.

Scammers may:

  • Pretend to be from Minnesota Energy Resources. They may even manipulate caller ID to make it look like Minnesota Energy Resources is calling or leave a recorded message that sounds like it’s from the company.
  • Threaten to turn off your energy right away.
  • Demand immediate payment — often by prepaid debit card, third-party apps like Zelle or Venmo, or unusual payment methods such as bitcoin. Minnesota Energy Resources will never do that.

Over the years, Minnesota Energy Resources customers have lost thousands of dollars in utility scams. If you think a scammer is targeting you, hang up! It’s not rude; it’s safe.

Call Minnesota Energy Resources at 800-889-9508 if you have questions about a call, email or text you’ve received, and contact your local law enforcement if you’ve fallen victim to a scam.

Share the scam awareness message on Twitter and Facebook to join the effort.

For more warning signs, visit the Minnesota Energy Resources website.